One of the more popular feature requests we got is the ability to upload existing audio & video recordings from desktop browsers, a feat that has been implemented on mobile devices from the start.

I’m happy to announce that we’ve now rolled out the feature in beta to all trial and PRO accounts.

You can turn on the feature for your new embed codes in the Pipe account area:

New [Allow uploads from desktop] option

The new [Allow uploads from desktop] option which turns on file uploads on desktop browsers

while for existing embed codes you can manually add the dup:1 property to the flashvars object like this:

We’re currently allowing users to upload the following video & audio file formats:

VideoAudio
mp4
mov
webm
3gpp
3gpp2
flv
wmv
mpeg
aac
mp3
m4a
mp3
wav
ogg
wma
flac

When recording audio only is ON users will be allowed to upload only audio files.

The feature will be in beta until we make sure:

  1. we did not omit any popular audio & video file formats that people might try to upload
  2. we can safely convert all the  audio & video codecs that those files contain
  3. people do not upload copyrighted content, or if they do we have a way to deal with it

Here’s how the recorder looks on desktop when the feature is turned on:

Pipe video recorder running on Chrome on Mac with desktop file uploads turned on.

Pipe video recorder running on Chrome on Mac with desktop file uploads turned on.

You can try the feature now using the recorder demo embedded no our homepage  or from your account area. If you do not have a Pipe account yet you can sign up for a free trial.